Captured Bliss Photography

Archive for October 2011

I finally have a few moments to breathe– both of my daughters’ birthdays have come and gone (and the enormous, 50+ people- in- my- home- parties that accompanied them this year!) and I am up to date on editing.

SO……what to do?  Well, I started looking at Christmas stuff today!  I absolutely LOVE the holidays and everything that comes with them- the decorations, the lights, the family time, the FOOD (oh yes…I may be a small person but I can PUT SOME FOOD AWAY at a holiday dinner!).  I love watching the holiday events through my girls’ eyes and seeing things their way.  I love Elf on the Shelf. I love pumpkin everything. I love the sights and smells and feel and emotion.

I love the holidays…I think you’ve got that. 😉

I started working on my Christmas wish list today, and while I’m not ready to share it yet, I thought I WOULD share a list of things that I’m loving right now.  Maybe they might be on your list, too? 🙂

Right now, I’m loving:

OPI nail polish in Bubble Bath- the perfect color! One coat is nice and demure, just enough to add some glam to your nails. Two coats and it looks like you’ve been to the salon (even if you’re like me, and you HAVEN’T been to the salon for your nails in….oh, I think 11 years, when my grandma paid for a manicure for me?!)

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.  ‘Nuff said.

Or, if you are like me, and Starbucks is a bajllion miles from your house… International Delight creamer in Pumpkin Pie Spice.  Almost as good. 🙂

Caress Evenly Gorgeous body wash with burnt brown sugar and karite butter.  Seriously, I’m not usually a food-smell kind of girl….but I found this this summer and I. Am. In. Love.

Hershey’s Kisses in Peppermint and White Chocolate.  Technically they’re for Christmas….this bag I bought this weekend is gonna be lucky to see this weekend, much less 2 months from now!

Potato soup in the crock pot. Warm, delicious, and smells great in my kitchen.  Perfect for the nights we have dance or other obligations and want to walk in a find dinner ready.

Tres Semme Heat Tamer Spray.  Every day I wash, dry, and flat iron my crazy, unruly hair into submission.  This stuff helps keep it (somewhat) healthy!

The 2011 Toyota Camry XLE.  We bought it to semi-retire my GMC Yukon (12mpg…omg.)  The Camry (or my “little car” as my daughter calls it) gets 30mpg in the city and cruises just perfectly. I love it, and that’s saying something since I am really an SUV kind of person.  Nothing better than being able to drive all over town and NOT have to get gas 2-3x per week.  $600/month in gas gets old REALLY quick!

Adobe Lightroom3.  Amazing editing program that has really helped cut down on my Photoshop time.


OK….I’m pretty well out of things to love now (you know, besides my girls and husband and our families).  Thanks for checking in on CBP and I’ll be back blogging again soon!



Well….welcome to the official blog of Captured Bliss Photography!

I have been a little hesitant to start a blog for my photography company, because I already run a great blog about our family and sometimes have trouble keeping up with that.  However…my website, and Facebook fan site, can be a little limiting at times… what if I want to post some great clothing choices for families to use as inspiration for an upcoming session? Not really possible with what I’ve got.  What if I want to pin an image of mine to Pinterest? No can do!  What if I want to link to something but don’t want to bog down my facebook friends with a million status updates? You get the idea…..

And so, I’ve decided to go ahead and start a blog just for Captured Bliss Photography. This will be a place to give some sneak peeks (especially helpful for the handful of people left on earth who aren’t on Facebook, or who have moved to Google +), chit chat about new stuff and products offered at CBP, showcase some interesting things, and be a neat site to visit.  I’m making NO guarantees about how often I’ll post…but I’ll do my best!

For today, I thought I’d give a little info about myself.  If this looks familiar and you’ve already been to the CBP website, it’s because it’s taken from the About Me section.  I read a great blog post about writing a good About Me section yesterday and thought I would critique my own.

Who am I?

My name is Allison Ferguson and Captured Bliss Photography is my dream come true. I am honored to use my skill and talent to capture moments of joy, laughter, and love and provide them to you to cherish forever.

My dream of becoming a photographer blossomed after the birth of my two children. I quickly realized how valuable photos are since these moments are so fleeting. My true joy comes from working with families to preserve these moments for a lifetime.

What to know about me?

– I graduated from Marshall University and was previously an elementary school teacher. My love of children and families led to my decision to pursue photography full-time.

– I am a huge Marshall fan! In the fall you’ll find me decked out in green and white and tailgating with friends and family. H-E-R-D Let’s Go HERD!

– I am totally goofy and love to laugh.

– I will probably get too excited during our shoot…maybe more excited than your kids! I will run and play and laugh with your family– don’t say I didn’t warn you. 😉

– I will also probably cry during our shoot, especially if you are a couple in love, a maternity shoot, a birth shoot, a newborn shoot, child shoot, or a family shoot.  Oh wait…that’s all the photography I do? Well, again….don’t say I didn’t warn you!  Something about capturing these moments just gets me choked up. I can’t help it!

– My family is my whole world– I am blessed to have an amazing husband and 2 beautiful children. They mean everything to me and without their love and support I couldn’t do what I do!


So there you have it.  A little insight into me and why I am pursuing this as a career now.  Thanks so much for stopping by and checking things out!


I’ll leave you with just a few of my favorite images from the past few months- I have been blessed to have hit the ground running and my business is booming! I’m proud of my work and hope it brings years of happiness to my clients.




— Allison

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